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08/19/2010
GLOBE Students Explore the Future of Water in 6th Annual Bahrain Scientist Fair
Held 4-6 April 2010, the 6th Annual Scientist Fair in the Kingdom of Bahrain explored one of the most serious challenges facing Arab Countries this century. The increasing demand for water combined with the decline of adequate resources is a dangerous, potentially life threatening, situation. Climates in countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council comprise some of the harshest conditions in the world. Surface water resources remain severely limited, particularly in the coastal region along the Red Sea Coast of the Gulf of Oman.  >>

08/11/2010
GLOBE Alumni in Estonia Lead 13th GLOBE Games & Expedition
On Monday, 2 August, 2010, the GLOBE community attending the 14th GLOBE Annual Partner Meeting and Professional Development Workshop in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, received a special surprise. GLOBE Estonia Country Coordinator Dr. Kaido Reivelt and Estonian GLOBE Alumni Janno Jõgeva and Laura Altin linked to the conference through Skype to talk about their 13th Annual GLOBE Games & Expedition Event taking place at the same time! Reivelt and his assistant, Mr. Karli Kütt, also a former GLOBE student and graduate student with a degree in physics, planned the overall event.  >>

08/06/2010
Near East-North Africa Strengthens Regional Training Teams
Representatives from 9 Countries in the Near East North Africa Region met in April 2010 in Beirut, Lebanon, to discuss GLOBE student research activities in the region and to build national training teams. Countries present at the regional meeting and protocol training event included Bahrain, Lebanon, Mauritania, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.  >>

07/28/2010
GLOBE CloudSat Mission Involves Students in Climate Research
CloudSat, a joint National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) satellite, is providing the first global survey of cloud profiles and cloud physical properties, with seasonal and geographical variations, needed to evaluate the way clouds are parameterized in global models and contributing to improved predictions of weather, climate and the cloud-climate feedback problem.  >>

07/26/2010
Pujato Community Makes Global Impact at International Book Fair
The 36th Buenos Aires International Book Fair took place 22 April-10 May 2010 at La Rural Exhibition Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The fair is considered one of the most important cultural events in Latin America and is one of the largest expositions in the Spanish-speaking world. This event serves as a place for both entertainment and exchange of knowledge between authors, scientists, students, and various other international and local intellectuals. The Book Fair is open to the public for a small fee and hosts lectures and activities of interest to all ages. This year activities included a book reading marathon, the International Poetry Festival, and free courses and workshops for patrons of all kinds.  >>

07/06/2010
GLOBE Students Battle Pollution and Join the 2010 Live Earth Run for Water
The month of April marked GLOBE's 15th birthday and served as a reminder to the GLOBE community of the importance of Earth and its resources. Earth's gifts are often taken for granted by those to whom they are readily available, while deeply longed for by those who are less fortunate. Through World Water Day activities in March, students investigated the global water crisis and learned how to turn their awareness into action to improve these issues.  >>

06/28/2010
Asia-Pacific Region Boosts Training Initiatives and Student Inquiry Projects
Twenty representatives from the Asia Pacific region, consisting of Government Officials together with GLOBE Country Coordinators, Teachers, Scientists and NGO's, met in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 1-3 April 2010, to plan future student inquiry activities for the region. Countries represented from the region included Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Nepal, New Zealand, Palau, and Thailand.  >>

06/10/2010
GLOBE Europe-Eurasia Region Plans for Climate Research Campaign
On 1-6 June 2010, 42 representatives from 22 European countries met in Ohrid, Macedonia, to discuss regional governance, hold elections of new officers, update one another on national implementation activities and GLOBE student research underway, and begin preparation for GLOBE's upcoming climate research events.  >>

06/09/2010
GLOBE Iowa 7th Graders Continue Volga River Research Project
United States GLOBE Teacher Bruce Huckins' 7th grade class, at West Central Middle School in Maynard, Iowa, is conducting the second year of the Volga River Project. In 2008, Huckins' class created the project by measuring the Transparency, Nitrate, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, and Water Temperature of the Volga River four times throughout the year, beginning in November. Huckins' current class decided to continue the project and repeat the same tests every month starting in November 2009.  >>

05/27/2010
Students Get Their Hands Wet for World Water Day 2010
Water, one of the most essential elements to our survival, makes up approximately 71 percent of Earth's surface and two-thirds of the human body. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the quality of the ecosystems this imperative resource is obtained from. Participation by GLOBE students in the U.N. sponsored World Water Day allowed GLOBE students from 67 schools in 14 countries to investigate water sources in their local areas by engaging in learning activities such as The pH Game, Water Detectives, Hydrology Site Definition and conducting the GLOBE pH Protocol, among others, and, to gather data for long-term research projects.  >>

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